Back in September, Filene issued a call out to the industry for assistance in creating what boils down to an Applied Research division. So far, we’ve already seen the CU Water Cooler come out of Matt Davis and I know we’ll be seeing some good stuff from Brent Dixon shortly.
I’m going to take a gamble and put my more detailed response out for comment. I feel very strongly that by collaborating and removing operational barriers to success, credit unions can bust out of the funk we’re in and take it to the next level. I’ve put together a rough draft white paper on what I call the Outsourced CU. I want to use the many Filene collaboration initiatives to make this happen.
If you’ve got a few minutes, give it a read. If you love it, email George Hofheimer at Filene and let him know what you think. If you think I’m crazy, well, just go easy.